This video series is a resource to families, providers and referral sources that describes the differences and similarities between Indiana First Steps therapy intervention for children birth to 36 months and therapy intervention provided in the public preschool special education program. In a question answer format comprised in nine modules, therapy providers in both First Steps and public school preschool special education discuss their work in Indiana’s two intervention systems.

 

Dr. Mitch Yell explains the common difficulties teachers and districts encounter in the development of IEPs and Special Education Programs. He cites court cases and explains the relevance to the Case Conference and IEP process.


Associated Downloads

Download Developing Educationally Meaningful & Legally Sound IEPs

  • Introduction and Roles -Alisa Stovall shares information about the importance of introductions and establishing and sharing roles as case conferences.
  • Agenda - Gail Ringwalt explains how to effectively use an agenda during case conferences.
  • Ground Rules - Pete Downey explains the use of ground rules to support positive communication during case conferences.
  • Room Arrangement - Angela McKinney discusses the use of a variety of room arrangements and the importance of seating decisions during case conferences.

Designed for professional development and instruction, these videos demonstrate the case conference process and explains the roles of all case conference members. The participants go through the process in proper sequence and show the connection between the components of the IEP.

Processes

This document provides information on how to prepare for a case conference committee meeting.

How do you ensure that your next case conference is effective? This document offers guidance on common issues that may arise during case conference committee meetings and explains how to prevent and/or fix these problems before, during, and after the meeting.  

This document provides a list of Case Conference Committee participants and their roles.